Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1980-09-03
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
MAC > ? > CD > EAC > SHNv3; EAC(secure mode) and encoded to shnv3(seek enabled) by Charles Bass
- 2004-10-22 11:52:36
- MAC > ? > CD > EAC > SHNv3
- Springfield, MA
- Audience Recording
- Springfield Civic Center
Subject: Y'all done gone and lost your minds
Subject: Bad Nite for the Boys
They'd just come off the best, greatest release; the hugest climax they'd had in many a year.
It had started Friday in Philly, with the highlight being a great 2nd set featuring the scorching Let it Grow > He's Gone > TOO. Saturday never touched that but was better from start to finish: hot, hot, hot. Sunday was the best show I'd ever seen ~ until Tuesday's classic Rochester's Aiko > Dew > Mag made all other shows pale in comparison.
So, Springfield was left with the crumbs that fell of the table. But some pretty decent crumbs they were. Halfstep > Franklin's to open & Let it Grow to close the set this week, so how bad can it be? (although this Deal has the distinction of being the very last before the second instrumental was added during the acoustic shows).
The second set has few highlights, but Stranger was one. it's listed at 11 minutes. 11 minutes would be one of the longest ever played. High Time was nice ~ I couldn't help think how it would've done nicely switched with Ship of Fools the previous night.
After that, things just collapse as the band mails it in on fumes. The dreaded appearance on another Lost > St. takes place, and I recall oddly that the 'next song' was truncated during the jam as Jerry hurried to the drums...
Well, after the drums/space, we found out the missing song from after Saint of Circumstance: He's Gone, one of the few times ever in this slot ~ and no big deal, believe me.
After that, we got the Deadhead's worst nightmare circa '80-81: Truckin > Peter > Around & Around...
Johnny B Goode I guess after that.
The true highlight of the night was watching a cop gather his fellow policemen to watch a tripping kid walk in a circle about 2 feet in diameter... for the entire second set, looking at his feet...as the cops laugh hysterically.
Amazingly, the band was back on top of things next show in Providence and finished off the tour with the legendary concert in Lewiston, Maine 2 days after that on 9/6/80.
Subject: High Time
This week and 1981 were the best part of the 80's,
a good scene.
Subject: Didn't Make The Trip Like The Rest Of You Guys.
Subject: Another Great one
Subject: Holy Sickness!
Subject: Clap on - clap OFF!!!
Subject: Best 1st set of 1980
Subject: nice aud
don't know what it is but i love this show. I was logged onto nug.net and they had the Brokedown from this show and i could not click on my link fast enough and prayed to the gods that this show was on the blessed archive and it WAS. Bless you keepers of this gem and your families for generations. Damn I love this show, i say that alot but for some reason this one stands out.
please do your self a big favour get this one, even if you are a SBD junkie. you'll dig it! :)
Subject: The Greatest Day of My Life 9-3-1980
Subject: the bus came by and i got on . . .
i was surprised and delighted with the difference between the radio version i heard of truckin, and the way they rocked it out at this show. First set althea was good, and let it grow was spectacular (i even enjoyed the lights!). the second set sold me, though: a howlin' feel like a stranger, a sweet high time with some punch to it, drums, space, and then he's gone>truckin'! This is still one of my favorite versions of truckin'(and high time, actually). black peter also sizzles. all capped off by the sweetest brokedown palace i ever heard. Nice aud recording, you can really feel the audience. To me, the Springfield, MA audiences were always a tiny bit more relaxed than Hartford to the south, and Boston to the east. Too bad the boys couldn't play there much after this show (they only returned for 1985, after which they were irrevocably banned). on this recording, the audience sounds just plain happy to be there. i sure was. i never found a tape of this show, and it is a REAL TREAT to hear it again 24 plus years later. thank you all at the archive!
Subject: Great show - remember it quite well
Listen to Jerry's chord leads on let it grow - I remember dropping my jaw at the time. Althea is beautiful as well as sweet Brokedown. 1st set in general was pretty vibrant - first 4 songs go straight into each other - overall - damn fine show
Subject: First Set
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